When I was a child I suffered quite badly from keratosis pillaris (more commonly known as chicken skin), and although I have learnt how to manage it so that it has improved greatly with age, it's still there and flares up during the winter. I mainly get this on the tops of my arms, but it's also visible on my upper thighs and butt cheeks, yes there ya go, I've divulged another thing about my body that makes me feel less than confident. I could be mistaken, but KP is very common, but more so if you have pale skin. Yup, I also tick that box. I thought I would run through some Ameliorate products that have really helped manage the condition and help my skin appear a lot more supple and hydrated.
The Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Body Lotion (£27.50) is my favourite of all the products in the range. It sinks into the skin really quickly and is considerably light in formula (totes not greasy) for how hydrating it is. The scent is nothing fancy, but you get used to it, and for something that works wonders, it's a small thing to deal with. The products are also not the cheapest on the market, but again, when you know it works, it's worth every single penny. I think of it as more of a prescription than something bought for vanity. Other products include: Skin Smoothing Body Polish (£19.50), which I love to use on dry skin before I shower when I am not feeling lazy; Skin Smoothing Body Mitt (£12.50), which I use the most when I am feeling lazy (all the time pretty much) to buff dead skin from my skin pre-showering; Skin Smoothing Shower Cream (£15), my second favourite of them all as it's super creamy and doesn't just slide straight off the skin when in the shower and gets to work - in terms of hydrating the skin - in the first instance; and Skin Smoothing Bathing Powder (£23.50), which is something I use as an intense treatment when I am feeling particularly dry as you can soak and relax while it's doing its thanggg.
Honestly, Ameliorate is one of my favourite body brands and I cannot recommend the products enough. I stand by every single one and that's a rarity in most brands. It's garnered so much attention, and quite rightly so. I feel proud of this brand as I have followed its journey since day one, and there are only a few brands I can say that about, so I mean it wholeheartedly. Oh look at me getting emosh about bodycare, I need to sign off now aha! In all seriousness though, when a brand launches and improves how you feel about one of your insecurities, it's hard not to be. BRAVO AMELIORATE.
*this post contains PR samples*